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Including West Butterwick, Beltoft and Sandtoft

Issue 54

August 2013

Everything you need for your Garden! Massive Range of New Stock Arrived for Summer! Police News Page 6 Where You Live, Your local History Page 14/15 Festival of the Plough Pages 38/39 Belton Barrow Race Results Pages 40 School News

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Editors Letter… What a glorious July! The heat wave continued, for 2 weeks, lets hope the sun shines for a glorious August! I am sure all the Summer Fetes and different community events are well under way now….. Rescue Day on the 13th July was an astounding success, the weather couldn't have been more different!! A note for your diary, the Festival of the Plough in Low Burnham. This is a must visit! If you haven't been before make a special effort, its local to you and a great day out for the family! See more details on pages 38 and 39. My daughter at this moment is on a residential break in Anglesey on an Adventure Holiday. The house is very quiet without her! I am sure for all those children who were lucky enough to go on a school trip this year found it very rewarding as we prepare our children for life after school!, I would like to wish everyone who is preparing to move up to a new school and those leaving school to join further education the best of luck!


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News, News, News, News, News, News, News ... The Smithy, Owston Ferry High Street is open Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays

The Epworth ShowMonday 26th August

until the end of Sept 2pm - 5pm. Adults £2, children 50p We open outside these times for Group visits: contact Don Clayphan 01427 728361

All day event. Something for everyone at this annual agricultural show. Dog show, grand parade, stalls, classic cars and vintage tractors.

St Andrew's Church-September Events

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Summer Holiday Events at Potteric Carr, Doncaster-

Thursday 12th commencing at 7 pm. Tony Catherall will give a talk on Epworth/St Andrew's photographs of the past. In addition Karl the organist will play tunes on the organ. Don Ayris will also play some Shadow's music on his guitar. Friday 13th commencing at 7.30 pm Rosemary Wheeler is to deliver a presentation on the Melwood Priory.

Wednesday 31 July Minibeast Mania Thursday 1 August-Pond Dipping Friday 2 August– Cracking Climate & Get Crafty Thursday 8 August-Pond Dipping Friday 9 August-Rhyme Time Ramble & Minibeast Mania Wednesday 14 August-Pond Dipping Thursday 15 August-Wildlife CSI Lincolnshire Open Days. The church will Friday 16 August-Bodgers & Bushcraft be open with stewards on duty during the period Wednesday 21 August-Eagle eyed Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th between 10am to 4 Thursday 22 August-Pond Dipping pm with the exception of Sunday which will be 2pm Call 01302 570077 for more to 4pm. This will be an opportunity to view the information church following the extensive reordering. It being an outstanding example of an harmonious blend of Holiday Activities 2013 for old and new materials.

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th the church will be the venue for a local wedding Exhibition. Saturday the event will be from 10am until 4 pm whilst Sunday will be from 2 pm to 4 pm. The loan of wedding dresses and memorabilia would be appreciated from couples having been married in St Andrew's. For further information please contact Melvyn Rose - 01427 872080.

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News, News, News, News, News, News, News ... On Tuesday 9th July, The Epworth Gardening Club will be presenting Why Plants Talk to Insects and Why Pumpkins can’t Fly? Also a note for the diary, Tuesday 13th August, A Shady Place and the Woodland Garden. The competition is Three Stems Echinacea in a Vase All events start at 7pm at the Imperial Hall Epworth doors open from 6.45pm. If you are interested in joining the Committee, please speak to a current Committee member or call 01427 874126. Competitions - all entries to have been home grown. Use your own vases. £10 annual prize money for most points attained in competition through year. ANNUAL SHOW is Saturday 31st August at the Imperial Hall.

CAR BOOT SALE ON THE 1ST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH! Starting Sun 4th August/Sunday 1st September/Sunday 6th October - Epworth Thurlow Playing Field Fundraising for Epworth Primary Academy and Thurlow Pre-school 1-3pm (Set up from 12 noon) £5 a car, £10 for Trade. Limited parking onsite. Contact 07864594905 for more info.

The September meeting of West Butterwick and District Gardening Club takes place on Monday 2nd September at West Butterwick Village Hall at 7.30pm. The speaker is Chris Simpkins, latterly Chairman of Humberside Chrysanthemum Society. His subject will be ‘Chrysanthemums’. Members £1 and non members£2. Everyone welcome – all ages and all levels of gardeners.

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The October meeting is a talk on Clematis by Taylors Clematis of Doncaster. The date is Monday 7th October.

The Isle of Axholme Horticultural Society will be holding its Annual Show for 2013 on Saturday 31 August at Epworth's Imperial Hall. Staging can be done on the Fri evening before from 6-7pm and from 8am to 10.45am on the Sat morning. All the usual show classes - flowers, vegetable and fruit, floral art, novelty and craft and cookery plus classes for children to get them involved and with a prize for each child who enters. Great raffle prizes and delicious refreshments available. Presentation of cups at 2.30pm, auction of produce at 3pm and raffle drawn at 3.30pm. Doors open to the public at 1.30pm on the day. Show schedules and any enquiries to 01427 874126 and 01427 872252.

West Butterwick Field Day takes place this year on Saturday 17th August starting at 1.30pm on the Playing Field at Ulyett Lane. Attractions this year include performances by Puppet Power from Grimsby. There will also be a Taekwondo display. Field Day starts with a fancy dress competition for children (under 5’s and 5-8’s). The Titanic Giant slide is returning together with a bouncy castle, coconut shy, hook a duck, a Daisy Dinosaur slide and other attractions for children. There will be many stalls including tombola, children’s tombola, bottle stall, crafts, books and a Slush machine. There will also be refreshments, burgers and a licensed bar. Children’s races will also be part of the programme. At the end of the event, there are goody bags for children still present. We hope you will join us at West Butterwick on 17th August for a family day out.

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Trentside Federation School News (St Martin’s Owston Ferry and West Butterwick C of E Primary Schools) There is always so much to squeeze in, amongst the usual curriculum studies at this late point in the Summer Term, such as Sports Afternoons and Leavers’ Services. We have managed it……. West Butterwick held its Sports afternoon on Tuesday 25 th June and I am pleased to say that this year the weather was very kind to us. Last year, the sustained and intense rain put paid to any Sports Day at West Butterwick. Overall Winners at West Butterwick were the Blue Team. Sports Afternoon at St Martin’s went ahead on 10t July. Trophy winners were Leon Woodcock, Jack Coggan-Robinson, Jack Harrison, Brooke Buszard, Maisie Smith, Keane Bates, Abigail Platt, Alexia, Georgia Brown and Ben Carby. Winning team overall was Melwood (Green). Congratulations to all concerned and thank you to our helpers for making these occasions so enjoyable, especially the Parent Helpers and Grandparents for providing those delicious strawberry teas and other refreshments! Looking ahead to the rest of this term, with just under a fortnight to go, West Butterwick School is to welcome two special visitors on Monday 15th July – Mr and Mrs Ray Murphy who will talk to the children all about the Festival of the Plough and the Best Scarecrow Competition for the 2013 event. In addition to this, the children have been involved in an interesting project of late, linked to the windmill restoration on North Street. The Coggon Family who farm in the village very kindly asked if the school would like to put together a time capsule for placement in the windmill’s cap, on completion of its renovation. We have thoroughly enjoyed doing this, creating ‘living history’, anticipating and wondering about the future as well as enjoying a visit to the windmill and Coggon’s Farm on 16 th July. At the very end of term, St Martin’s School has an ever-popular Enterprise Day scheduled for Friday 19th July. This project has been running for a year now and this is to be the fifth Enterprise Day. The children are split into groups with a child from every year group. Enterprise groups are led by Year 6 and given a challenge that requires them to design and create an ‘enterprising’ product. We are helping to shape the entrepreneurs of the future! The winning team has a chance to ‘run the school’ for an afternoon, planning lessons/learning experiences for each class. Children continue to work their hardest right up until the end of term, with a number of them attending the Homework Club at West Butterwick – ‘every day counts’ and their diligence is commendable! Sadly, will be saying ‘goodbye and good luck’ to our Year 6 Leavers on 22 nd and 23rd July at their special Leavers’ Services of Celebration ; St Martin’s - Madison Alcock, George Warman, Thomas Latham, Harry Foreman, Connie Greig, Angel Harrison, Thea Hudson, Owen Woodcock, James Axe, Brittany Wootton, Ben Carby, Chloe Richardson, Deivydas Kalinauskas, Rogeuan Wibberley, Betsie Green, Georgia Brown, Sam Smith and Jimmy Smith. West Butterwick – Alex Wallace Coyle, Lewis Whipham, Rhiannan Chad, Zack Chad, Phoenix Wynne, Owen Ericson and Cameron Ericson. We thank them for all their valuable contributions over the years they have been with us. The Trentside Federation wishes the Arrow Readers an enjoyable and safe summer. Mrs Josephine Buckle – Headteacher – Trentside Federation


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The Isle of Axholme

Where You Live

Your Local History

Amateur Dramatics The Epworth Mowbray Players No.14 by Anthony Catherall

For fourteen years Miss Gertrude Lees had given the players undaunted loyal service as their excellent and dedicated producer but it was to be no more. The players mourned the loss of Gertrude, however they decided between them to carry on serving their public with entertainment. Crucially though, would audiences ever be the same, there was a lot of competition now from film, television and music. 1962 saw Lawrence of Arabia win an Academy Award for Best Picture. Coronation Street was in its third year and gaining in popularity on television, Z Cars had commenced on the BBC. It was the year the Beatles came on the scene, Sir Steve Redgrave was born and Prime Minister Harold McMillan had been in power since 1957. It is interesting to observe that the Programme price for “Breath of Spring” had doubled since the last production to sixpence(6d) value today about ninety pence(0.90) whilst the average wage for an Agricultural Labourer in the Isle was just eight pounds twelve shillings & seven-pence (£8.12.7d). The National average wage however was over four thousand pounds per annum at £4,291.40d. The question was, would future audiences suffer. “Breath of Spring” a comedy by Peter Coke was first aired at the Cambridge Theatre, London in 1958. Coincidently, there was a character in the play Detective Sergeant Pape, whilst Epworth also had a policeman called Sergeant Roy Pape a Mowbray Player. Mary Housham was now the producer, Mr E. Wilson, Market Place, Epworth, was now selling the ice cream and sweets, Messrs. M. Prager Ltd. loaned the mink stole, and Mr T.W. Tonge, West End, Epworth, loaned the furniture. The cast of eight all regulars gave a stirring performance. 14 Please mention “The Arrow” when responding to advertisements Continued next month, make sure you see a copy of the Arrow

Now & Then - Then & Now No. 52 by Anthony Catherall This month and every month see Epworth and this month Santoft in bygone days and compare to today's images!

In the early 1930's, Mr & Mrs Stanley Richardson purchased their new house in Santoft from the Swash family. In 1935, their son Norman was born in the top left-bedroom. The middle window (centre) was a false one and is not there today along with the middle chimney stack see lower picture. Neither are the petrol pumps and oil cabinets, that were fairly common all over the Isle then outside other private properties. Stanley Richardsons fuel suppliers in the early years were ROP (Russian Oil Petrol), next came Roberts Petroleum and finally the well known brand of Esso that we know today. The two tanks below ground held 500-600 gallons respectively of two & four star fuel. During the war years they were re-filled every other day to supply the prisoner of war lorries and local farmers. Profits were low then about two pence a gallon, "we only just covered our costs" said Norman, now retired and living in Epworth with his wife Rosina. "As a young lad helping my Dad, it took me about three & a half turns of the winding handle to get out one-gallon of fuel". Norman also helped his father cut down the large tree to prevent the roots disturbing the foundations, but a smaller one remains today and a hedge replaces the charming picket fence.

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Good news for Epworth Imperial Hall! Latest funding news Further funding has been awarded to the Epworth Imperial Hall Users’ Committee to continue the programme of improvements. A sum of £34,470 has been awarded in the form of further grants from WREN, LEADER, Epworth Town Council and The National Lottery Awards for All for the complete renovation of the backstage area of the main hall, including dressing rooms, cloakroom, stage access. Work will start in August and be completed by the end of September. It will be carried out by Nick Hall, Building Contractor, of Haxey. Some disruption is unavoidable but will be kept to a minimum. Our next project is a sound system to enhance the facilities, and funding for this is already under way. The Epworth Performing Arts Academy donated the takings from their recent production as part of the Epworth Arts Festival in May. This, coupled with the sale of refreshments and a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses, raised the sum of £263. The Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank Nicola Long and the pupils of the Academy, and the following Epworth businesses: Beautiful You, Galerie de Fleurs, Gravel’s Florist and Fruit and Veg shop, Metres and Miles, Mimosa, Sarah’s Home Store, Serendipity, The Willows, Utopia Soft Furnishings. It is hoped to raise more towards this project with the sale of refreshments at the NHS Health and Wellbeing Open Day at the Hall on Monday 22 July. For further information re regular activities taking place in the Hall, and whom to contact for bookings, see the end of this publication. GOOD NEWS FOR YOUR LOCAL ARROW MAGAZINE! I asked people who attended one of the events at the hall during the Epworth Arts Heritage week in May how they knew about it and the most common answer was the Arrow - in spite of the fact 2000 flyers were delivered to houses! So I guess the way to get the message over is definitely the Arrow! Carol Mellors

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After a dull and rainy start to the day of the Isle of Axholme’s 19th Annual Golf Day the sun came out and we were all getting burnt by the end of the day! The course at the Lincolnshire was in very good condition and everyone appreciated this. It was a very successful day putting a large sum in to our charity funds. We are once again very grateful to all our sponsors for their support and all those who took part and made the day so successful Please be aware that we will be running a Quiz in Haxey Village Hall on 21st September all proceeds going to the Lindsey Lodge Hospice. Please watch out for the posters around the Isle for more information, Terry Condliff Lions PRO

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A DAY OF YIN YOGA The Park Pavilion, Belton, Jct 2 M180

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Epworth Music Day is a community led event organised for the community. For the past 4 years organisers Peter Barnard and Keith Topham have turned Epworth

every 21st June into a space for performers to fill with music, dance and song between the hours of 10am and 10pm. It is informal and importantly it is free – no performers are paid and no listeners of participants pay. Each year it has become bigger and even more successful. This Friday 21st June promised much – with our fingers crossed that the summer weather would return. The day started off cool and damp, but this didn’t deter the musicians who turned up for a 10am start. Music on the lawn outside the Wesley Memorial Church drew a number of interested and intrigued passers by. From music on the lawn the live music extended to the new space at St Andrews Church with folk music by Katy Robinson, Dave Prebble and Peter Barnard – members of The Lys St Georges Folk Dance Band. The South Axholme Academy Wind Band played a great set outside the Wesley and then Kate Billmore and Peter Barnard – members of de Mowbray’s Musicke - led a workshop of medieval dances on the grass outside the church. Kate and Peter moved off to St Andrews to test out the new acoustic with their fine Tudor style instruments. The South Axholme Academy pupils played their set outside the Coop and then back at the Wesley Memorial Church Frank Kelly was running a singing workshop. Throughout the day music carried on outside the Wesley Memorial Church. Most importantly, after lunch the sunshine was out and summer was back in full swing. In the evening the music moved indoors – in case of rain – in the School Room of the Wesley Memorial Church: a full concert with local youngsters in rock band One More Mile an Hour, Lisa and Ella Pickford, Hannah Hobson and then with visitors 3D and Frank Kelly from Leeds and Lincoln. A wonderful concert capped the day’s wonderful music. Lots of different music, dancing and singing; new groups performing and new audiences enjoying the music. Next year Epworth Music Day will fall on Saturday 21 June and organisers Peter Barnard and Keith Topham are already starting to think how to make the day’s music even grander without it losing its informal and free ethos. Six groups have already asked to perform in 2014. Peter and Keith are looking for others who would like to help shape the day and also to help out on the day. If you would like to take part, help with the organisation or help out on the day, please contact Peter on 01427 873937


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A budding young cyclist has reason to cheer, as he has been crowned the East Midlands U/10 Road Race Champion.

Kids Page by Matthew Brown

Max Poole from Garthorpe won the championship, in a race at RAF Barkston Heath near Grantham, covering the East Midlands region, which includes Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire amongst others. Max (10) who is a student at St. Norberts Catholic Academy in Crowle, has already won numerous races around the region, and is set to compete in the National Youth Championships, held this year at Blackpool. He is a member of the local Lincsquad club, and also the BikeBox Racing Team based at Rotherham, and is the reigning local track league champion in his age category. His mother Tracy, stated, "Max loves to race, and is proving to be a talented rider, who seems to possess all the different skills needed to succeed. We would like to thank all the coaches, at the Lincsquad Youth Academy, and Alan Hamshaw at Bikebox for their support in continuing to help Max to keep improving.

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SUMMER 2013 In the re collective calendar of our minds we remember different years for a variety of reasons. For many though (especially tennis fans) 2013 will be the year when we remember that Andy Murray won Wimbledon, -and yes we now all know him as the first British man to win this for a period of 77 years. Thank goodness Scotland has not gone independent or we in Lincolnshire might not have been able to identify with this so closely. For those who do follow tennis, and even for many who don’t, we know that this success has not come easily. Even despite his natural talents, what makes this event so heartfelt is that many people have lived Murray’s strivings and failings, sadness, tears and disappointments. We may all remember those naturally gifted school mates who seemingly without little effort were able to win races or sports events. What makes Andy Murray different is the training, the work, the effort. The apostle Paul reminded the Corinthians that “every athlete goes into strict training” in order that they win the prize. For us whether it is our sport, our community involvement, or our faith community we know success does not come easily.

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'Everything in the garden is lovely' was the theme for Lyn Bottomley's demonstration to Epworth and District Flower Club on 10th June 2013. Her enthusiasm for flowers was evident from the start describing herself as a 'flower fanatic'. While creating six designs and a hand-tied arrangement with 'leftovers', Lyn demonstrated an amazing sense of design involving all the 'principles', with good use of colour, texture, form and movement in her choice of flowers, foliage, containers, and fabrics. From a traditional pedestal arrangement of pink roses, oriental lilly and carnations; blue delphiniums, purple limonium and lysianthus; and silver/blue foliage of eucalyptus, and cardoons, with aspidistra and a red peony; to a contemporary arrangement of red/orange roses in a bowl of apple tree 'water' shoots combined with heuchera 'weak tea', orange gerbera and cotinus; to a 'stumpery' effect of green carnations and anthuriums with hostas and ferns in a teak bowl that looked like a tree stump, there was no foundation for Lyn's concern that we would not like what she did or that she wasn't a qualified demonstrator. It was clear Lyn's talent had grown from observing her mother arrange church flowers when she was young, and 'helping out an old lady at a nursery'. After winning prizes at W.I. competitions Lyn's confidence was such that she jumped straight to competing at the Lincolnshire Show. Undaunted by the fact that she 'wasn't as good as she thought she was' she tried again the following year and won a fourth prize. Since then she hasn't won anything less, except that is, when she took her National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (N.A.F.A.S) test to be a judge and 'stopped winning for a while', temporarily 'stifled by the rules and regulations', however a 'gold' at Harrogate Spring Show this year has put paid to that. Lyn has since worked as a florist, and in a wholesale flower market; is currently Chairman of Scunthorpe Flower Club, and member of three others. She enthused to the Club about the benefits of competing for learning from others' advice and by having a go; of the enjoyment and friendships that can be made; and how fellow competitors 'will help you out with spare foliage but be prepared for them to beat you'! Look out for Lyn's name in the August Flower Arranger (published by N.A.F.A.S.) as she has gone from being inspired by it, to being featured in it, achieving a personal dream. Carolyn Drury and Sharon Bell provided us with homemade treats for our refreshment and gave the well earned vote of thanks. After the summer break we return to the Stephen Jones Community Hall, Low Street Haxey (behind the Methodist Chapel) at 7.30 p.m. with a demonstration by Val Dukes called 'Naughty Ladies': why not join us? To find out more please contact Debbie Beecher (01427)872564.

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Belton Barrow Race News… The sun shone for the return of Belton Barrow Race on the afternoon of Sunday 30th June. The villagers turned out in force to see an old tradition revived. Following a three year break, The Wheatsheaf Inn hosted the event with stalls, bouncy castle and refreshment - fun for all the family. The adult and child race started the afternoon with dad James Brady victorious with son Aston. Richard Elderkin and his son George came in second with 3rd PLACE coming third. The 7-11 race followed with a good turn out for the Brownies 1st 2nd 3rd and then the 11-17s ran right around the village - a route of almost 3 miles!

Winner of the Belton Barrow in Bloom competition - Kira Yates

The adult race saw a pair of Oompa Lumpas, Spice Girls and a buxom pair of gentlemen in ladies attire brave the full village route of over 3 miles - no mean feat in the sweltering sunshine. Competitors aged over 18 stopped off at the Crown Inn for a traditional drink before racing back to the Wheatsheaf.

The Barrow Race committee would like to thank everyone who helped to make the return on the race such a success. Results 2013 Barrow Race: Adult and child 1st Ashton Bowles and James Brady 2nd George Elderlien and Richard 3rd Jay Cookson and Liam Veteran 1st D Woolsey and L Parkin Adult Jonathan Maxfield and Gary Crompton 2nd Mich Tune and Nigel Howarth 7-11 1st Will Thompson and James Dobson 2nd Ellie Slater and Ella Osbourne 3rd Philip Isaac and Joseph Tune 12-17 1st Ryan Jones and Joel 2nd Charlie Thompson and Owen Pech 3rd Ryan Sturgess and Yasmin Isaac


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Keep Fit (Active Ageing)

Epworth Memorial Hall


01724 297255


Thurlow Playgroup and Preschool

Epworth Thurlow

9-11.30 & 12-3

01427 875016


Epworth Mens Society (monthly)

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall



Epworth Brownies

Ivy Andrew Hall, Epworth

18:00 - 19:30

01427 873161


Children’s Dancing

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

16.00– 19.00



Isle District Choral Society

Epworth Imperial Hall


01427 873899


NHS Stop Smoking

Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall

17.00 -18.30



Epworth Youth Club

Epworth Youth Centre




Keep Fit

Belton Park Pavilion



Epworth Brownies

Methodist Church Hall


01724 339930


Army Cadets

Belton Park Pavillion


01724 858918


Axholme Elite Taewondo

Epworth Lesuire Centre


01427 873845


Axholme Arts Club

13 Queen St, Epworth - Adults

19:00 - 21:00

01427 873947


Epworth Rainbows

Epworth Primary School


01427 754009


Horticulture Society (2nd Tuesday)

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

19:00 -21.00

01427 872252


Epworth Town Council

Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall

18.30 - 21.00

1st Tuesday


Beavers, Cubs, Scouts

Belton Park Pavilion



Jack n Box

Wesley Memorial, Epworth



Belton Brownies

Belton All Saints Primary School



Isle of Axholme short mat Bowls Club

Epworth Leisure Centre (Sept—April)

3.30 –5.30 pm 01427 728781


Belton Rainbows

Belton All Saints Primary School


01427 754009


Belton Guides

Belton All Saints Primary School

19:30 - 21:00

01427 872227 01427 873730

01427 872109



Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

13.00-15.00 18.00-20.00


Epworth Youth Club

Epworth Youth Centre



Keep Fit Active Ageing

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

10.00 - 11.00

01724 297255


Army Cadets

Belton Park Pavillion

18.45 - 21.00

01724 858918


Epworth Folk club (every 2 weeks)

Mowbray Arms, Epworth

8.30pm start

01427 873594


Belton Mums and Tots

Belton Park Pavilion




Epworths Ladies Society

The Mowbray Arms, Epworth

19.30 start

01427 873368


Children’s Dancing

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

16.00- 20.00



Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall


01427 873622



Epworth Imperial Hall


01427 873622


Axholme Arts Club

13 Queen Street, Epworth - Juniors


01427 873947


Axholme Elite Taekwondo

Epworth Leisure Centre


01427 873845


Baby Signing

Epworth Methodist Church



Autumn Club Over 50’s

Belton Park Pavilion



Keep Fit

Belton Park Pavilion



1st Belton Rangers

Collinson Cooper Prayer Room, Belton


Fri Fri


01427 872227

Ashby Wesley Hall

19:30 -22:00 01724 784494 Please mention “The Arrow” when responding to advertisements

Ashby Concert Band Nordic Walking

Epworth Garden Centre


01724 297280

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Isle of Axholme short mat Bowls club

Epworth Leisure Centre (Sept—April)

3.30—5.30 pm 01427 728781


Epworth Performing Arts Academy

Epworth Imperial Hall



Belton Bingo Club

Belton Park Pavilion

06:30pm start


Junior Gym

Epworth Leisure Centre


01427 873845


Red Cross (Whist) monthly 3rd week

Epworth Imperial Hall


01427 873622



Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall


01427 873622

Bookings of West Butterwick Village Hall

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Bookings of the Imperial Hall, Epworth

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Advice Pensions Helpline

0800 991234


Electricity Emergencies

0800 375 675

The Hair Shop Westwoodside

Transco - Gas leaks

080 111 999

Yorkshire Water

0845 1242424

Care in the Community

01427 752455

Boarding Kennels/Grooming Croft House Kennels and Cattery

01427 890235

Home and Garden Fountain Court florist

01427 874831

Age Concern

0800 009966

Galerie des Fleurs Florist and Gifts


0800 1111

Health / Fitness

Neighbourhood Watch

01482 444466


0808 80050000


08705 555999

NHS Direct

0845 4647

01427 872111

The Willows Dental Practise-Belton

01427 872106

Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness

01724 712700

Taxi Service / Wedding Cars/ Driving Schools Axi Private Hire up to 8 passengers

07866 859963 01724 798877

Belton Taxi-fully licensed 4 person capacity Evening and weekends only 0770 9097 770

Community Crime stoppers`

0800 555 111


Carers Support Centre

01652 650585

Axholme wood recycling (suppliers of firewood) 01427 874324 or 07711 254113

Isle of Axholme Lions

01427 752139

Isle of Axholme Osteoporosis Support Link

01427 875752

Health Visitor Team for under 5’s

01427 871181

SSAFA Forces Help www.ssafa,

01476 569764

Holgate’s Home Improvements and Maintenance Brooks Homecare Improvements The Friendly Gardener Affordable Garden Maintenance

0745 6524 004 01427 875314 07973 142963 01302 352087 07834 130457

Dean Gregory Electrical 01427 874377 / 07833 638521

Education and General

Simon White Building Contractors

Epworth Country Primary School

01427 872345

Belton All Saints Primary School

01427 872391

Westwoodside Primary School

01427 752355

Westwoodside Mobile Library

01724 865675


Haxey Library - Memorial Hall

01724 753239

Sterry & Co Chartered Certified Accnts

Willows Dental Practise—Belton

01427 872106

Axholme Pest Control

01427 873446 07831 690591

01427 873608 / 07766747245

S A Walker Electrical Serv. 08458 396775 / 07751 887623 Axholme Kitchens and Bathrooms

01427 874312

01427 752958

Hurstons Accountants & Business Advisors 01427 873737 MJ Button Accountants

01724 711881

Leisure Epworth Leisure Centre

01427 873845

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